New Denver vice president of football operations John Elway, one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL, said the 2011 quarterback class is too good not to examine. The Broncos are looking at several quarterback prospects.
Elway said the fact that Denver, which has the No. 2 overall pick, is looking at draft prospects doesn’t mean the Broncos don’t believe in second-year quarterback Tim Tebow, who was the No. 25 overall pick by the previous Denver regime.
"We're always looking for that guy," Elway told the Denver Post. "We may already have the guy who can pull the trigger and win us a championship someday. We may have him. We don't know. We believe in Tim but he's not there yet."
This is all very intriguing, but I still expect Denver to concentrate on defense in the early portion of the draft.
In other AFC West Monday-night news:
San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said he offered to be part of the labor negotiations with the players. He said he his offer was quickly turned down. Smith has a reputation as one of the toughest negotiators in the NFL.
Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd could potentially be an intriguing supplemental draft prospect for the AFC West teams who don’t address the area the April draft. Despite multiple arrests on alcohol-related matters, Floyd could be a top-round prospect. San Diego and Kansas City could be looking for young receivers.
Here’s more evidence that the Chiefs are going to consider finding Matt Cassel’s backup through the draft.
The Chiefs would be conditioning together if it wasn’t for the lockout. I know a lot of folks think that there is plenty of time to get the lockout settled. The truth is, valuable offseason business is being missed.
The San Diego Union Tribune looks at a potential first-round swap partner for the Chargers.